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Loren Aguey

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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2008, 05:44:01 pm »

Andy Peters wrote on Mon, 07 January 2008 21:19



The standard hole placement is just plain wrong and sounds like ass.

There, I said it.

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Hate to disagree with you Andy but...I disagree. If it sounds good its not wrong, and I'm sure plenty of people on here (yourself and myself included) are capable of getting a great kick sound with hole mic placement. Perhaps inside is better, its just that plain wrong thing that gets me.

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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2008, 09:11:06 pm »

Minka Matikainen wrote on Tue, 08 January 2008 14:42

And that curve, on top of all the high credits you guys have been giving to D6, was the thing that made me interested about it.

At least for me, with kick microphones I'm not even looking for a smooth and perfect frequency response thru the whole frequency range that microphone is working at.

On contrary, I'm looking for a curve that makes as much as possible "ready-from-the-box" for me and the curve of D6 is boosting at the areas where I typically boost my kick EQ. Twisted Evil

I'm looking forward to have that new D6 on kick drum at the gig on Friday... Very Happy

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Let us know if you like it better than the 902..I am demoing one and it works really well...and I have a D6 on a bass cab..good to..will use the nD6 on some kicks this weekend.

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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2008, 09:23:23 pm »

Doug Fowler wrote on Tue, 08 January 2008 12:49

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Our 5k boost, low-mid cut, and low-end boost are all in the +/-3dB range, not drastic at all.


Here's why Smile

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And thus one of the main reasons why switched from the AKG D112 to the D6  Smile - I think it's frequency response, when coupled with a well-tuned drum and proper mic placement, makes for a great starting point for a great sounding kick.  I guess that kinda stuff goes for most sources though... Rolling Eyes  
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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2008, 08:53:54 pm »


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It's interesting that many pre-cut holes are very low on the drum, and often drummers cut their own way down by the bottom. Which makes using a stand and getting it deep inside very difficult. Works fine for putting a B52 just outside the hole though. Maybe it's a Shure conspiracy together with Remo, Aquarian & Evans.


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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2008, 09:13:49 pm »

Buy an SM 91.  Sold my D6 as soon as I A-B'd them.
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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2008, 09:18:23 pm »

Ok, keep the D6 and add an SM91..   By the way I love ! Audix mics.  Give me an OM 6 or 7 anyday. Why oh why  Sm58???????????
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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2008, 08:59:59 pm »

SteveKirby wrote on Mon, 07 January 2008 17:36

It's interesting that many pre-cut holes are very low on the drum, and often drummers cut their own way down by the bottom.  Which makes using a stand and getting it deep inside very difficult.


This works very well with and without a boom and can reach within inches of the front head.  Folds flat too.

http://www.apexelectronics.com/imgs/products/MS-108.jpg

http://www.apexelectronics.com/index.php?tmp=4&id=1076

Available many places including Yorkville dealers.

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Also available from K&M are very small folding tripods that can sit on the pillow and be stable.  Reach in through the hole to set up.

http://www.k-m.de/fileadmin/hacatalogue_media/231_1/cat.jpg

 http://www.k-m.de/Table-stands-table-bases.3+M5e8f3744d0c.0. html
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Re: Positioning tips for Audix D6
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2008, 06:37:00 am »

I did actually use the K&M model for the D6 first -> Loved the sound. Nice click together with a decent donkey kick.  Very Happy

Then on another gig with the same kick I tried something else. I put my e901 inside the kick on the pillow and positioned D6 inside the hole on a standard mic stand so that D6 was almost entirely in, but some 1.5" still from the "thin part" was out.

WOW!!!

I got the click that I knew I will get by using the e901 -> this is the one I like myself  Very Happy

BUT...

The "donkey kick" totally surprised me. D6 gave SO much more punch to the lower end by this setup than any other mic I've used before. Twisted Evil

I think I have found my new favorite kick mic combo  Laughing

[edit: something was missing in the middle of a sentence that made it close to impossible to understand]

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